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Hearing tests in Stratford-upon-Avon

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18th Jul 2023

Book a hearing test in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Have you been noticing a gradual change in your hearing? Perhaps it’s time to take action. At our award-winning hearing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, we offer comprehensive hearing tests to assess your hearing health and provide personalised solutions.

Read on to find out more about symptoms of hearing loss and what is involved in our hearing tests.

Signs you may need a hearing test

Hearing loss can creep in subtly, but there are several signs that you might need a hearing test:

  • Difficulty understanding conversation, especially in noisy environments
  • Frequently asking people to repeat themselves
  • Having to turn up the volume on your TV or radio
  • A constant ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus)
  • Difficulty hearing on the telephone
  • If you experience any of these symptoms, it might be time to book a hearing test.

What to expect at your hearing test appointment

Patient at reception

When you visit our hearing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, here’s what your initial assessment appointment will look like:

  • Our friendly reception staff will welcome you into our calming waiting room before your appointment.
  • You’ll have a conversation about your hearing and lifestyle with one of our expert audiologists.
  • The audiologist will perform a video otoscopy to examine your ear and auditory canal.
  • A full audiometric hearing assessment will be conducted.
  • The results will be explained, and a discussion will follow about the next steps.

The five stages of the Hearing Test

Our thorough hearing test consists of five stages:

Pure Tone Testing: You’ll listen to a series of tones through headphones and a bone conduction vibrator attached to a headband. The aim is to determine the softest level of pure tones you can detect, which helps us identify your hearing thresholds.

Speech Testing: Words will be presented through headphones, which you’ll need to repeat. This test measures how well you understand speech in quiet and noisy environments, which can help diagnose nerve damage and determine if hearing aids could benefit you.

Tympanometry: An ear tip connected to a machine briefly changes pressure in your ear, measuring the movement of your eardrum and identifying any potential congestion.

Acoustic Reflex: Our ears have a natural reflex that stiffens the eardrum in response to loud noises. This test measures that reflex, using beeps that progressively get louder.

After the Test: You’ll discuss the results and any recommendations with the audiologist. If you are a suitable candidate for hearing aids, we’ll explore potential options with you.

More about our Hearing Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon

Hearing consultation

Since opening in November 2016, our hearing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon has consistently provided exceptional hearing care. Our contemporary, thoughtfully designed interior reflects our dedication to professional service.

You’ll be greeted by our welcoming staff who prioritise your comfort and well-being, while our state-of-the-art diagnostic assessments and fitting equipment provide unparalleled care. Plus, our custom-built sound booth enables us to conduct detailed hearing tests for accurate diagnoses and personalised treatment plans.


If you’re noticing changes in your hearing, don’t wait. Schedule a hearing test at our Stratford-upon-Avon centre today. It’s the first step towards your journey to better hearing and a better quality of life.

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Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon Director of Audiology

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If you are not sure where to begin with solving your hearing problems we have put together a few questions to help us tailor our support to your needs and guide you to the right place for information that might help.

Do you suffer from hearing loss?

Do you think your issue could be related to a build-up of ear wax?

From the information you have given, you may need Ear Wax removal treatment. An audiologist can asses your situation at your appointment and perform the treatment required. If no wax is present the audiologist will advise you accordingly.

Do the people around you seem to mumble and not speak clearly?

Do you tend to go out less because it is hard for you to follow other people's conversations?

Has anyone ever told you that they often have to repeat things to you?

Is it difficult for you to follow other people's conversations in noisy environments, for example, in restaurants?

Do you find yourself having to turn up the television or radio to hear speech better?

Based on your answers so far, it looks like you might be experiencing hearing loss

Do you currently wear hearing aids?

In order to provide you with the bespoke care we offer to all of our customers, we need to know where you are in your journey to better hearing.

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